With the recent military escalation, there is renewed interest in and concern about Afghanistan. The AFSC staff recommends the following resources for an introduction not only to the current war and alternative strategies, but also to the region’s history, culture, and politics.
FLUSHING, NY: Civilian casualties are commemorated in Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition coming to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum for the second stop on its cross-country tour. The show features fifty 4’ x 6’ panels on parachute fabric made by an international group of artists, including participants from Queens College. The exhibition also introduces images collected by Dr.
Civilian casualties are commemorated in Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition coming to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College for the second stop on its cross-country tour. The show features fifty 4’ x 6’ panels on parachute fabric made by an international group of artists, including participants from Queens College. The exhibition also introduces images collected by Zahir Wahab, a professor of education at Lewis and Clark College who visited Afghanistan and asked high school students to draw images from their daily reality.
WarNewsRadio, a college station in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers the opening of "Windows and Mirrors" the traveling art exhibit that draws attention to the enormous human cost of the war in Afghanistan. The AFSC's Karen Light weighs in.
AFSC's contribution to the Mission Cultural Center's Day of the Dead exhibit by Art Hazelwood and Juan Fuentes. The boots and names on the wall represent Latino Californians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
AFSC, with artists Juan Fuentes and Art Hazelwood, is sponsoring an altar for the Mission Cultural Center's Dia de los Muertos celebration. The altar features Eyes Wide Open boots representing Latino Californians and artwork from AFSC's new traveling exhibit, Windows and Mirrors, which will open locally next year.
To help organize for the San Francisco Windows and Mirrors exhibit, contact Sandra Schwartz firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recorded on October 19th, 2010. This event discussed anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.S. since the September 11th attacks. While some media commentators seem to be encouraging stereotypes and misconceptions, many interfaith dialogue groups have provided an opportunity for Americans to become more acquainted with Islam and American Muslims. They explore who makes up the American Muslim community, their positions on issues such as terrorism and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and why Islamophobia is on the increase today.
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